2003 Land Rover Discovery & 2007 KTM 950R

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Re: 2003 Land Rover Discovery/2002 R1150GS Adv

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Post by OLLIE » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:28 pm

traveltoad wrote: I pick up one of these on 10/24!! Already going on the bike: rear rack, Ortlieb saddlebags, 690 fairing, tourateck GPS 276c mount, FMF titanium slip on pipes. Soon to be added: 8gal fuel tank YeeHaa, let the adventure continue!
Does that unit get power from the bike or do you have to change out batteries?
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Re: 2003 Land Rover Discovery/2002 R1150GS Adv

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Post by traveltoad » Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:38 pm

Ollie (K6JYB) wrote:
traveltoad wrote: I pick up one of these on 10/24!! Already going on the bike: rear rack, Ortlieb saddlebags, 690 fairing, tourateck GPS 276c mount, FMF titanium slip on pipes. Soon to be added: 8gal fuel tank YeeHaa, let the adventure continue!
Does that unit get power from the bike or do you have to change out batteries?
I have a power cord that is (or will be) hardwired to the wiring harness. Ktm has two jacks as part of the factory harness for such things.
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Re: 2003 Land Rover Discovery/2002 R1150GS Adv

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Post by OLLIE » Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:40 pm

traveltoad wrote:
Ollie (K6JYB) wrote:
traveltoad wrote: I pick up one of these on 10/24!! Already going on the bike: rear rack, Ortlieb saddlebags, 690 fairing, tourateck GPS 276c mount, FMF titanium slip on pipes. Soon to be added: 8gal fuel tank YeeHaa, let the adventure continue!
Does that unit get power from the bike or do you have to change out batteries?
I have a power cord that is (or will be) hardwired to the wiring harness. Ktm has two jacks as part of the factory harness for such things.
Does the bike/cord convert the voltage to 12V or does the unit only require 6V? I haven't worked on a bike in a long time but the last I new I believe they were a 6V system.
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Re: 2003 Land Rover Discovery/2002 R1150GS Adv

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Post by traveltoad » Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:53 pm

Ollie (K6JYB) wrote:Does the bike/cord convert the voltage to 12V or does the unit only require 6V? I haven't worked on a bike in a long time but the last I new I believe they were a 6V system.
The 950R is 12v and has a decent charging system. I think some of the thumpers are too weak in the charging department to run much. I believe (although not tested yet) that I will be able to run the GPS and heated grips and a HAM.
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Re: 2003 Land Rover Discovery/2002 R1150GS Adv

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Post by traveltoad » Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:24 pm

All I have at this moment is a crappy cell pic... more to come.

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This thing a BEAST!
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Re: 2003 Land Rover Discovery/2002 R1150GS Adv

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Post by traveltoad » Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:48 am

A couple photos of the trek north:

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Re: 2003 Land Rover Discovery/2002 R1150GS Adv

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Post by OLLIE » Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:18 pm

traveltoad wrote:
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NavyFJ's friend visited us at BorregoFest on his new KTM. It may have been a new 990 KTM Adventure. It was already decked out with fairing, GPS and bags. It was pretty sweet.

Did I mention how jealous I am??? :D
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Re: 2003 Land Rover Discovery/2002 R1150GS Adv

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Post by traveltoad » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:17 pm

Got the big tank on this weekend.

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Re: 2003 Land Rover Discovery/2002 R1150GS Adv

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Post by raYGunn » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:33 pm

This thing looks so cool! I don't know much about motorcycles but I am temped to ask where you go with such a thing. My guess about the answer is "Anywhere I want!" but I mean, are there specific motorcycle trails in SoCal or do you just go the same places we do with the trucks? I usually see people on motorcycles off in their own segregated areas with quads or whatever but this machine looks like a different thing than those.
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Re: 2003 Land Rover Discovery/2002 R1150GS Adv

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Post by traveltoad » Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:14 pm

You are correct, the short answer is indeed "anywhere I want". Ultimately, this bike will be set up as an adventure bike, so anywhere the trucks go it will go. I find that being on a motorcycle will also allow me to go additional places, where trucks can't fit or are not allowed. Also, traveling on a motorcycle (IMO) is just about the most "personal" way to travel and still cover a good amount of ground.
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